Mr. White to Mr. Foster.

No. 55.]

Sir: I beg to submit to you herewith the application of Hugo Sundel for a new passport, and I request instructions thereon.

In view of the failure of Mr. Sundel to produce his certificate of naturalization, as also of the brief period passed by him in the country of his adoption and the many years in that of his birth after obtaining, as he states, citizenship in America, I am unwilling to issue to him a new passport except under direction by the Department.

I have, etc.,

Andrew D. White.
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Passport application.



I, Hugo Sundel, a naturalized and loyal citizen of the United States, hereby apply to the legation of the United States at ______, for a passport for myself.

I solemnly swear that I was horn at Tauroggen, Russia, on or about the ____ day of August, 1851; that I emigrated to the United States, sailing on board the Calabria, from Hamburg, on or about the ________ day of May, 1865; that I resided eight years, uninterruptedly, in the United States from 1865 to 1873, at Warren City, Pa.; that I was naturalized as a citizen of the United States before the ____ court of ____ at _____, on the ____ day of _______, 1872; the certificate of naturalization was stolen in 1881; that I am the hearer of passport No. 304, issued by the Legation at St. Petersburg on the 25th day of August, 1882, which is returned herewith; that I am the identical person referred to in said certificate and passport; that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence therein being at ____ in the State of _____, where I follow the occupation of _____; that I last left the United States on the day of August, 1873, on board the _____, arriving in Bremen the ___day of August, 1873; that I have resided in Moscow since the —— day of September, 1873; that I am now temporarily residing in Moscow, and that I intend to return to the United States within two years with a purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein.

I desire the passport for the purpose of traveling.

Oath of allegiance.

Further, I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, so help me God.

Hugo Sundel.

Consulate of the United States at Moscow.

Sworn to before me, this 10th day of February, 1893.

N. W. Hornsted,
U. S. Vice-Consul.

Description of applicant.

Age, 42 years; stature, 5 feet 11 inches; Eng.; forehead, low; eyes, light-brown; nose, medium; mouth, medium; chin, round; hair, brown; complexion, dark; face, oval.


Moscow, 1893.

I hereby certify that I know the above-named Hugo Sundel personally, and know him to be the identical person referred to in the within-described certificate of naturalization, and that the facts stated in his affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Ludwig Weiss,
Moscow, Sretenke, Ulensky Paralok house, Praskowsky.